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March 30, 2012

PLF Victory! Texas Supreme Court strikes down the state’s “rolling easement” land grab—again

Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued its long-awaited final ruling on the legality of that state's policy of "rolling easements"—i.e., transforming private land into a public beach whenever a storm denudes it of vegetation and makes it into dry sand. PLF challenged this policy on behalf of Carol Severance, who owned parcels along the Galveston ...

March 30, 2012

Beached Again!

Ruling today in Pacific Legal Foundation's case of Severance v. Patterson, the Texas Supreme Court once again rejected the state's claim that government can gain control of private beachfront land whenever the land loses its vegetation and becomes a dry, sand area. In other words, the court held that the state may not "roll" or ...

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